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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736223/semaphorin-3a-in-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Hsien-Tzung Liao, Yuh-Feng Lin, Chung-Tei Chou, Chang-Youh Tsai
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: To determine serum semaphorin 3A (Sema 3A) levels in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS: Serum Sema 3A was measured in 46 AS patients and 30 healthy controls (HCs). For the patients, we recorded demographic data, disease activity, functional index & global assessment, detected human leukocyte antigen-B27 (HLA-B27), and measured erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) & C-reactive protein (CRP). RESULTS: Sema 3A was higher in AS patients than in HCs (3...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725482/systems-biology-driving-drug-development-from-design-to-the-clinical-testing-of-the-anti-erbb3-antibody-seribantumab-mm-121
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REVIEW
Birgit Schoeberl, Art Kudla, Kristina Masson, Ashish Kalra, Michael Curley, Gregory Finn, Emily Pace, Brian Harms, Jaeyeon Kim, Jeff Kearns, Aaron Fulgham, Olga Burenkova, Viara Grantcharova, Defne Yarar, Violette Paragas, Jonathan Fitzgerald, Marisa Wainszelbaum, Kip West, Sara Mathews, Rachel Nering, Bambang Adiwijaya, Gabriela Garcia, Bill Kubasek, Victor Moyo, Akos Czibere, Ulrik B Nielsen, Gavin MacBeath
The ErbB family of receptor tyrosine kinases comprises four members: epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR/ErbB1), human EGFR 2 (HER2/ErbB2), ErbB3/HER3, and ErbB4/HER4. The first two members of this family, EGFR and HER2, have been implicated in tumorigenesis and cancer progression for several decades, and numerous drugs have now been approved that target these two proteins. Less attention, however, has been paid to the role of this family in mediating cancer cell survival and drug tolerance. To better understand the complex signal transduction network triggered by the ErbB receptor family, we built a computational model that quantitatively captures the dynamics of ErbB signaling...
2017: NPJ Systems Biology and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723655/long-non-coding-rna-tug1-as-a-potential-prognostic-biomarker-in-human-cancers-a-meta-analysis
#3
Peng-Ju Ma, Qing-Kai Guan, Lei Meng, Nan Qin, Jia Zhao, Bao-Zhe Jin
LncRNA taurine upregulated gene 1 (TUG1) is reportedly dysregulated in various cancers. We performed this meta-analysis to clarify the usefulness of TUG1 as a prognostic marker in malignant tumors. The PubMed, Medline, OVID, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science databases were searched from inception to Jan 11, 2017. Hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated to explore the relationship between TUG1 expression and overall survival (OS). Odds ratios (ORs) were calculated to assess the association between TUG1 expression and pathological parameters...
July 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720841/novel-immunohistochemistry-based-signatures-to-predict-metastatic-site-of-triple-negative-breast-cancers
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Sergey Klimov, Padmashree Cg Rida, Mohammed A Aleskandarany, Andrew R Green, Ian O Ellis, Emiel Am Janssen, Emad A Rakha, Ritu Aneja
BACKGROUND: Although distant metastasis (DM) in breast cancer (BC) is the most lethal form of recurrence and the most common underlying cause of cancer related deaths, the outcome following the development of DM is related to the site of metastasis. Triple negative BC (TNBC) is an aggressive form of BC characterised by early recurrences and high mortality. Athough multiple variables can be used to predict the risk of metastasis, few markers can predict the specific site of metastasis...
July 18, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720066/high-expression-of-slc34a2-is-a-favorable-prognostic-marker-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-patients
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Zhaoxuan Zhang, Shan Ye, Min Zhang, Jing Wu, Hong Yan, Xiaojie Li, Jie He
Dysregulation of SLC34A2 (NaPi2b) in tumors has attracted wide attention, but its expression and function in non-small cell lung cancer remains unclear. By examining its expression in lung adenocarcinoma and correlation to patient outcome, we aimed to explore its prognostic and therapeutic values in this deadly disease. Overall, 175 cases of lung adenocarcinoma sample were included in this study. Histological subtyping of them was diagnosed according to standards of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer/American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society in 2011...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715437/high-systemic-il-6-is-associated-with-worse-prognosis-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Estela Maria Silva, Vânia Sammartino Mariano, Paula Roberta Aguiar Pastrez, Miguel Cordoba Pinto, António Gil Castro, Kari Juhani Syrjanen, Adhemar Longatto-Filho
Characteristic cytokine patterns have been described in different cancer patients and they are related to their diagnosis, prognosis, prediction of treatment responses and survival. A panel of cytokines was evaluated in the plasma of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients and healthy controls to investigate their profile and relationship with clinical characteristics and overall survival. The case-controlled cross-sectional study design recruited 77 patients with confirmed diagnosis of NSCLC (cases) and 91 healthy subjects (controls) aimed to examine peripheral pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines (IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, IL-17A, TNF and IFN-γ) by Cytometry Beads Arrays (CBA Flex) in...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714863/dna-methylation-based-immune-response-signature-improves-patient-diagnosis-in-multiple-cancers
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Jana Jeschke, Martin Bizet, Christine Desmedt, Emilie Calonne, Sarah Dedeurwaerder, Soizic Garaud, Alexander Koch, Denis Larsimont, Roberto Salgado, Gert Van den Eynden, Karen Willard Gallo, Gianluca Bontempi, Matthieu Defrance, Christos Sotiriou, François Fuks
BACKGROUND: The tumor immune response is increasingly associated with better clinical outcomes in breast and other cancers. However, the evaluation of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) relies on histopathological measurements with limited accuracy and reproducibility. Here, we profiled DNA methylation markers to identify a methylation of TIL (MeTIL) signature that recapitulates TIL evaluations and their prognostic value for long-term outcomes in breast cancer (BC). METHODS: MeTIL signature scores were correlated with clinical endpoints reflecting overall or disease-free survival and a pathologic complete response to preoperative anthracycline therapy in 3 BC cohorts from the Jules Bordet Institute in Brussels and in other cancer types from The Cancer Genome Atlas...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713682/predictive-biomarkers-of-immunotherapy-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-results-from-an-experts-panel-meeting-of-the-italian-association-of-thoracic-oncology
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Cesare Gridelli, Andrea Ardizzoni, Massimo Barberis, Federico Cappuzzo, Francesca Casaluce, Romano Danesi, Giancarlo Troncone, Filippo De Marinis
Unleashing the potential of immune system to fight cancer has become one of the main promising treatment modalities for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The knowledge of numerous factors that come into play in the cancer-immunity cycle provide a wide range of potential therapeutic targets, including monoclonal antibodies that inhibits the programmed death-1 (PD-1) checkpoint pathway. Over the last two years, nivolumab, pembrolizumab and atezolizumab received approval for treatment of pretreated advanced NSCLC, and more recently, immunotherapy with pembrolizumab is the new standard of care as first-line in patients with high levels of programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression...
June 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712119/circulating-activin-a-predicts-survival-in-cancer-patients
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Audrey Loumaye, Marie de Barsy, Maxime Nachit, Pascale Lause, Aline van Maanen, Pierre Trefois, Damien Gruson, Jean-Paul Thissen
BACKGROUND: Several experimental evidences pinpoint the possible role of Activin A (ActA) as a driver of cancer cachexia. Supporting this hypothesis, we showed recently that human cancer cachexia is associated with high ActA levels. Moreover, ActA levels were correlated with body weight loss and skeletal muscle density, two prognostic factors in cancer patients. Our goal was therefore to investigate the value of ActA to predict survival in cancer patients. METHODS: Patients with colorectal or lung cancer were prospectively enrolled at the time of diagnosis or relapse between January 2012 and March 2014...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712100/the-role-of-genomic-techniques-in-predicting-response-to-radiation-therapy
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REVIEW
Noelle L Williams, Tu Dan, Nicholas G Zaorsky, Shivank Garg, Robert B Den
The understanding of the relationship between genetic variation and an individual patient's response to radiation therapy (RT) has gained significant ground over the past several years. Genetic markers have been identified that could ultimately serve as the foundation for predictive models in clinical practice, and that hold the potential to revolutionize the delivery of precision medicine in oncology. Single nucleotide polymorphisms, single genes, and/or gene signatures could ultimately serve as the basis for patient stratification in prospective clinical trials...
July 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710466/dramatic-increases-in-blood-glutamate-concentrations-are-closely-related-to-traumatic-brain-injury-induced-acute-lung-injury
#11
Wei Bai, Wan-Li Zhu, Ya-Lei Ning, Ping Li, Yan Zhao, Nan Yang, Xing Chen, Yu-Lin Jiang, Wen-Qun Yang, Dong-Po Jiang, Li-Yong Chen, Yuan-Guo Zhou
Traumatic brain injury-induced acute lung injury (TBI-ALI) is a serious complication after brain injury for which predictive factors are lacking. In this study, we found significantly elevated blood glutamate concentrations in patients with TBI or multiple peripheral trauma (MPT), and patients with more severe injuries showed higher blood glutamate concentrations and longer durations of elevated levels. Although the increase in amplitude was similar between the two groups, the duration was longer in the patients with TBI...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710117/genetic-and-epigenetic-drivers-of-neuroendocrine-tumors-net
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Annunziata Di Domenico, Tabea Wiedmer, Ilaria Marinoni, Aurel Perren
Neuroendocrine tumors (NET) of the gastrointestinal tract and the lung are a rare and heterogeneous group of tumors. The molecular characterization and the clinical classification of these tumors have been evolving slowly and show differences according to organs of origin. Novel technologies such as next-generation sequencing revealed new molecular aspects of NET over the last years. Notably, whole exome/genome sequencing (WES/WGS) approaches underlined the very low mutation rate of well differentiated NET of all organs compared to other malignancies, while the engagement of epigenetic changes in driving NET evolution is emerging...
July 14, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698200/targeting-axl-and-mtor-pathway-overcomes-primary-and-acquired-resistance-to-wee1-inhibition-in-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Triparna Sen, Pan Tong, Lixia Diao, Lerong Li, Youhong Fan, Jennifer Hoff, John Heymach, Jing Wang, Lauren A Byers
Purpose: Drugs targeting DNA repair and cell cycle checkpoints have emerged as promising therapies for small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Among these, the WEE1 inhibitor AZD1775 has shown clinical activity in a subset of SCLC patients, but resistance is common. Understanding primary and acquired resistance mechanisms will be critical for developing effective WEE1 inhibitor combinations. <p>Experimental Design: AZD1775 sensitivity in SCLC cell lines was correlated with baseline expression level of 200 total or phosphorylated proteins measured by reverse phase protein array (RPPA) to identify predictive markers of primary resistance...
July 11, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696336/perspectives-on-exhaled-nitric-oxide
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Fabio Luigi Massimo Ricciardolo, Philip E Silkoff
The history of nitric oxide (NO) in respiratory field dates back to the beginning of '90s with the ancestral study by Lars Gustafsson et al. describing the presence of endogenous NO in the exhaled breath of human beings. Soon after, independent studies showed that exhaled NO concentrations (FENO) is higher in asthmatics than in normal subjects. Not all asthmatics demonstrate a high FENO reflecting heterogeneity of asthma. High values of FENO are associated with over-expression of corticosteroid-sensitive iNOS isoform and allergic/eosinophilic inflammation...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693170/prognostic-significance-of-abcb1-in-stage-i-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Fenfei Zou, Masahiro Seike, Rintaro Noro, Shinobu Kunugi, Kaoru Kubota, Akihiko Gemma
Cancer stem cell (CSC) properties have been recently proposed to explain tumor carcinogenesis and multidrug resistance in several human cancers, including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The present study examined the protein expression of three CSC-associated markers, namely ATP binding cassette subfamily B member 1 (ABCB1), aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 family member A1 (ALDH1A1) and cluster of differentiation (CD) 44, by immunohistochemistry in 194 NSCLC patients who underwent complete resection of NSCLC tumors...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693166/quantitative-analysis-and-clonal-characterization-of-t-cell-receptor-%C3%AE-repertoires-in-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-treated-with-cancer-vaccine
#16
Tu Mai, Atsushi Takano, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Takashi Hirose, Takahiro Mori, Koji Teramoto, Kazuma Kiyotani, Yusuke Nakamura, Yataro Daigo
With the development of cancer immunotherapy that may activate T cells, a practical and quantitative method to improve monitoring and/or prediction of immunological response of patients as a predictive biomarker is of importance. To examine possible biomarkers for a therapeutic cancer vaccine containing a mixture of three epitope peptides derived from cell division-associated 1, lymphocyte antigen 6 complex locus K and insulin-like growth factor-II mRNA-binding protein 3, T-cell receptor β (TCRβ) repertoires of blood samples from 24 patients with human leukocyte antigen-A*2402-positive non-small cell lung cancer were characterized prior to and following 8 weeks of the cancer vaccine treatment, by applying a next-generation sequencing method...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688973/pd-1-pd-l1-checkpoint-blockades-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-new-development-and-challenges
#17
Xiangjiao Meng, Yanli Liu, Jianjun Zhang, Feifei Teng, Ligang Xing, Jinming Yu
PD-1/PD-L1 checkpoint blockades have dramatically changed the landscape for second-line treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Based on the promising results of Keynote-024 presented so far, pembrolizumab has been approved as first-line treatment for advanced PD-L1 positive NSCLC patients. However, overall response rate (ORR) is limited to PD-1/PD-L1 checkpoint blockades when used as single agent. Combining with chemotherapy, anti-CTLA-4 antibodies, targeted therapy, radiotherapy or other treatment options is perceived as an appealing method aimed at achieving higher efficacy...
July 6, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685599/prognostic-potential-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-lymphocyte-nadir-in-stage-iii-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#18
Kylie H Kang, Jimmy T Efird, Neelesh Sharma, Michael Yang, Afshin Dowlati, Philip Linden, Mitchell Machtay, Tithi Biswas
AIM: Studies have shown increased pretreatment neutrophil-to-lymphocyte and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratios to be predictive of survival in various cancers. Our aim was to evaluate the prognostic role of such inflammatory markers in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: One hundred and sixty-three patients with stage III NSCLC who received definitive treatment were included. Survival analysis was performed using Kaplan-Meier method. Hazard ratios for overall and recurrence-free survival were estimated using Cox proportional hazards model...
July 7, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685062/the-level-of-serum-carcinoembryonic-antigen-is-a-surrogate-marker-for-the-efficacy-of-egfr-tkis-but-is-not-an-indication-of-acquired-resistance-to-egfr-tkis-in-nsclc-patients-with-egfr-mutationsm
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Jingquan Han, Yuzhang Li, Shouqiang Cao, Qing Dong, Guibin Zhao, Xiangyu Zhang, Jian Cui
The aim of the present study was to define the relationship between carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and survival in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients receiving epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) and to investigate whether the level of serum CEA is related to the mechanism for acquisition of resistance to EGFR-TKIs. A total of 100 patients with advanced NSCLC (stage IIIB or stage IV) and harboring EGFR mutations were included. All patients received erlotinib or gefitinib treatment...
July 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678766/prognostic-role-of-systemic-immune-inflammation-index-in-solid-tumors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Jie-Hui Zhong, Dan-Hui Huang, Zi-Yu Chen
BACKGROUND: Inflammation may play an important role in cancer progression, and a higher systemic immune-inflammation index (SII) has been reported to be a poor prognostic marker in several malignancies. However, the results of published studies are inconsistent. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review of databases was conducted to search for publications regarding the association between blood SII and clinical outcome in solid tumors with a date up to February 12, 2017...
June 29, 2017: Oncotarget
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